Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Who cares??


Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you. 

Folks look all their lives for someone to care for them. Even after marriage and children, folks still look for those who actually care for them. Unfortunately we invest our cares on things and institutions, businesses, people, things and fun etc. Which never return care in the places we need it. 

Why not invest our cares and services on Jesus? He truly cares in ways nobody or anything else can. He died to bring us his truth. He died and resurrected to prove his word true. What could be more important than life after death and guidance to find and lay hold of it? What could be greater than representing and protecting his word? Could this be the reason Peter walked on the water in the most horrendous storm? At the command of Jesus for him to come. It would be great to walk over, on and past such like situations of life. This is a description of magnificent care and concern, toward the one who cares for his truth.

Submitted by: Pastor Davidson

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A ROBBER IS LOOSE

We think of those in our neighborhood which are sex offenders. The children and people who have been ill treated and killed by sex offenders in this country is staggering. This is why the officials have found it necessary and obligatory to have known sex offenders who are free to be placed on a list which can be accessed by citizens; so they can be aware of the existing dangers in their neighborhoods.

Wow! To think a robber is loose. I have had my home robbed several times, the experience is not fun.
It produces a state of anxiety to say the least. Knowing that someone has watched you and planned to break in while you were at church, gone for a predictable amount of time. It produces a spirit of having had your privacy and sanctity violated.

In Gods economy, he warns let no man take thy crown. Put it in a place unaccessible to a robber. The thief cometh but for to steel, kill and destroy. I am come that you might have life and that more abundantly.
What was it that Jesus possessed that would bring life more abundantly than existing and breathing good fresh air? He brought commandments from God that would make his creatures lives more productive and free from sin. Commandments that related the principals of God rather than the lures and ravages of sin. Commandments that if kept he could bless, perform and protect. Commandments that if obeyed he could lead us into another land.

If there is a robber in Gods economy: and there is: the robber belongs to God. The deceived and the deceiver are his. All those who do not love his truth will in fact make themselves accessible to the robbers. Those who think God can be served on any other basis than obedience are robbers. Those who claim to know Jesus by any other criteria are liars.
1 John 2:3-4
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Job 12:6-16
6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.9 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.11 Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Jesus came to bear witness of the truth. He claimed also to be the Truth. He also claimed to be the Spirit of Truth. He also claimed to be the only one who was not a robber. What made Jesus the GOOD SHEPHERD? He kept the commandments and that is why he was good.
Jesus had a rule and his rule was the rule of his sheep.
John 10:7-11
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 15:10
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Peter knew the Lord Jesus because he was obedient to his word. This is why Jesus could say "Thou art Peter" and upon this rock of relationship by obedience: I will build my church. Any church that is built by robbers may prosper but only as long as God allows. He builds his church on commandments of rock solid state. Built on him the rock.

What then is a robber?
A robber is one who robs us out of our legal right as an heir of Jesus Christ. One who creates a relationship based on belief without actions of obedience. One who appeals to the easy and palatable and tasty desires of flesh. A robber is one who thinks to enter into the Kingdom of God by simply calling the name of Jesus.
I am the door: I am the way and the truth and the life: what did he mean when he said the life? He kept the commandments of God and so produced a life commendable to us for eternal life.
The true anointing of God can only be found through obedience to his commandments. The five foolish virgins were foolish because they refused to keep his commandments and live. The foolish virgins were persuaded by robbers. The robber steels the idea away: that the commandments of Jesus Christ and his Apostles written in the epistles are necessary. Anyone who successfully replaces the tenants of obedience for salvation with anything else is a robber. The foolish virgins had no oil for the light because without the keeping of the commandments there is no oil for the light. No oil for the light and the light goes out. Eli, Hophni and Phenahas all died because the light in the tabernacle went out. Because they stopped keeping his commandments as priests. The ark which contained the commandments were lost. So went the anointing of God from Israel.

To think we are not good! "Why? I keep the law of the ten commandments." Jesus said "all that came before me are thieves and robbers", this included Moses. The Jews couldn't stand the idea that Jesus would speak against Moses law. Actually Jesus never spoke against Moses law, only that the law robbed because it was not fulfilled. Jesus did not come to remove the law but to fulfill the law. The law contained shadows and could not with those sacrifices of animals make those who embraced it perfect nor make sin to be forgotten by God. Not until Jesus came and fulfilled the law by becoming the true sacrifice could sin be removed. His sacrifice would not have done the job either if he had himself not been perfect. Therefore the words he gave to his Apostles could make perfect. The blood he shed could continually make those who come to him in failure, rise to continue toward the goal of keeping his word and perfection. The law of Jesus Christ is the Royal Law. The goal is to be like him and have a life like his.

There are so many churches who think that after baptism they have received salvation and now are in the blessing plan of God. How wrong is this? The gospel message is a commandment! Not a suggestion. Repentance is a command to change our mode of thinking based upon faith in truth. Truth without commandments is not truth. Truth without commandments is a lie! Salvation without commandments is a lie! Salvation preached without commandments is robbery.

The thief cometh for to steel! Steel what? Kill! Kill what? Destroy! Destroy what? Steel the glory that God would have brought into your life through your obedience to his word. Kill your love for God by not being able to see his response to your obedience. Destroy your salvation with commandments that allow flesh freedom to sin without conviction by truth. Don't kid yourself, going through the fire without keeping the commandments (like the three Hebrew children kept them) will certainly burn you up. The only way to prove the commandments is to keep them in the fire.
Acts 6:11-14
11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

Jesus words and sacrifice fulfill the law. His words add the necessary commandments which fulfill.
Matt 5:17-18
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Jesus commandments are greater than those of the law: his commandments are better than those of the law: Jesus took the commandment from the action to the thought, from the deed to the heart where the deed originated. Jesus commandments are better than the law. I can keep from the action of adultery but he wants me to have my heart in control through controlling my eyes.
Matt 5:27-28
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Any church of this hour which attempts to preach the commandments of Christ Jesus and the Apostles as necessary are quickly labeled as slanderous, demeaning and ridiculous. Any church which has a ministry with commandments who use the scripture "OBEY THEM THAT HAVE THE RULE OVER YOU" are in fact called legalists. Those who are using such demeaning and slanderous words are in fact illegal. Any preacher who does not have a rule from scripture to follow, is a robber.

The same spirit that cried crucify him then, exists now! The same cry of the crowd that influenced his crucifixion cries now. A ROBBER IS LOOSE! at the cry of people to make them content. The same thing is happening today: give us a robber who loves us, not he who condemns us. Give us a robber because we can relate with him, not this holier than thou who claims to bear witness of the truth.
Mark 15:15-17
15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

Barabbas was a robber!
John 18:39-40
39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Our country has been robbed of the commandments of Jesus Christ and his Apostles. The churches today don't think the scriptures contained in the epistles to be necessary.

There are churches today that believe salvation comes through believing, accepting the Lord as a personal savior. All without obedience to his commandments. These successfully rob people of an experience with God. These churches as the "women" (Eve) was deceived are also deceived.
She believed she could disobey God and eat of the forbidden without consequences. She was evidently wrong. In the same manner any church which does not preach obedience to the scriptures are robbing people of the authority God would place in there lives as a result of obedience.
1 Tim 2:9-14
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

Nobody seems to be alarmed that Barabbas is loosed. A notable thief and robber, now an accepted entity to those who would rather crucify truth than hear it. No one seems to be alarmed. Why?
Because today nobody knows who is right nor why one is any better than the other. All folks today seem to care about is finding a religion that fits their good or good enough for them religious lifestyle.

The religious leaders influenced the crowds. Making the crowds feel like they were right in their cry to crucify Christ and free Barabbas!
If the scholars of religion say truth needs to be crucified, certainly they must be right. The poor people robbed again. While Jesus was led away to be crucified, they thought their leaders to be full of wisdom and knowledge. Really for lack of knowledge my people perish. Ever learning and never able to come unto the knowledge of the truth! Why? They won't obey it! They will learn the history and the love God had toward men but refuse to believe commandments are necessary to salvation. Hearers only and not doers are self deceived. Looking for a smooth talking robber who will be glad to accommodate as Barabbas could not refuse to be set free.

Hey old pilgrim of the truth! Hang on to your faith in Jesus and his commandments. Keep loving him by keeping his commandments and those of his Jewels, The Apostles. Don't let any man steel away from you what God is getting ready to do for all those who obey him.
1 Cor 2:9-14
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

To abide in Christ is to keep his commandments. Jesus said living water: the Spirit of God with commandments. To possess the Spirit of God and claim eternal life without keeping the commandments is robbery.

Prov 4:4
4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

The true anointing of God is not the Spirit of God without commandments but the Spirit of God with the commandments.
1 John 2:24-28
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. 26 These things have I written unto you them that seduce you.27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 28 And now, little children, abide in him;

We know that he abideth in us because we keep his commandments. Keeping his commandments is doing what is pleasing in his sight. Robbers attempt to please him ignoring the commandments and using common sense. This means knowledge of what they think is right without the aid and counsel of scriptures. The Spirit of God keeps the commandments as exemplified in Christ who was the Spirit of Truth.
1 John 3:22-24
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

What is the big deal about abiding in the Son and in the Father?
Keeping the commandments is anointing! When we keep his commandments we do those things which please him and he abides with us. Keeping his commandments is therefore the anointing that was suppose to be on the church which made the difference between them and the world. If we abide in this anointing we cannot be robbed. If we abide in this anointing we cannot be seduced with the teachings of a robber. Our voices will never be heard in unison with those crying for Barabbas to be released in their lives instead of Jesus.

An antichrist is a spirit which rejects the commandments contained in the epistles. Which call Jesus a devil and his church legalists. Who is us? Those that keep his commandments! Who are those that went out from us? Those who are anti keeping of the commandments and rule of the epistles, the apostles of the Lamb and of Christ.
1 John 2:18-23
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Thank God there is an answer for all those who have been mistaken and deceived by robbers past.
Make sure you remove your voice from being heard with those who reject any form of rule. Who paint a picture of Jesus as having love without requiring commandments. HIS LOVE WAS EXEMPLIFIED through his coming to prove keeping commandments was right by the resurrection of himself so that all might be reconciled to him.
Acts 2:21-40
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Save yourselves from the robbers! Protect yourselves from the thieves! Obey the commandments of the church and you have both the Son and the Father. Both because if there are no commandments then it is not the Son! If it is not the Son! Then neither can you possess the Father who gave his commandments to his Son. Keeping the commandments is how you make sure of eternal life.
Jesus had the words of eternal life: commandments.
Submitted by : Pastor Davidson

Monday, July 22, 2013

Non-Negotiable

I wish that part of the check that says non negotiable would cash but it won't. The name and signature is on the other part of the check. Although the non negotiable side resembles the other, it is stamped "non negotiable". Meaning there will be no communication from the party named if an attempt is made to cash in.
All means of settlement is impossible, over, finished.

I have an attorney friend, whom I have used often times in the past, who is a negotiator. Always seeming to find another method to make things work, when all other avenues have seemingly failed. One thing I realize about him is that he has come to believe that almost everything is negotiable. This might turn out to be the mistake of his life.

A country gospel artist and DJ, after playing so many songs, stopped to make a comment. It was: I feel bad for certain of the religious persuasions like Pentecostals who have fallen for the muzzle. I love God so much more now that the muzzle of rules, stipulations and regulations have been removed from my life. You never know if a dog will bite as long as he is muzzled. God loves us enough to take away the muzzle.

I can think of a few in scripture who didn't like the muzzle! Lot didn't like following the guidelines of Abraham and began to quarrel with him. Abraham made it very clear that he was waiting for God to show him where to go before he went. Into a place that I will show thee said the Lord to Abraham. Lot and his family made the break from being muzzled. Lot wound up in the gate of the city of Sodom after having used his supreme negotiation ability to gain political clout there. He did not need to be muzzled to a place only God would show him, so he used his power of negotiation to make the way for himself and his family that his leader Abraham never seemed able to make.

Abraham used his negotiation abilities and powers with God. He never attempted to get out of the agreement, commandment of God: into a land that I will show thee. Not a place you will find yourself, no not even if it is pleasing to the palate. No! Abraham attempted to negotiate for Lot and the weakness of his untrue and improper vision after he left for Sodom. Abraham negotiated for Lot's lack of perception and inability to create an atmosphere where more than 10 souls in Sodom would have turned to righteousness. For ten righteous in the sight of God, Sodom would not have perished. No! Lot thought he could negotiate things to his betterment outside the muzzle of rules and regulations, stipulations and commandments. It is therefore plain in scripture that the city with Lots attitude and perception could not be saved. Lot negotiated himself a position and was an excellent politician as most negotiators are. But the results ended in the ashes, flames and the smoky remains of the judgment of God. No! The city through his own devices of compromise and negotiation he did not nor could not save.

God negotiates but not with compromise! He negotiates for us by his persuasiveness of never turning from his commandments with any admission to their frailty and lack of effectiveness. No!
God negotiates with the warning and love of a father as to the consequences of disobedience. It is amazing how people can get things all turned around and misconstrued. Gods commandments are good and any muzzling they may do, far exceed in knowledge and superiority, than any of our wisdom and brilliance of thinking.

It is amazing how prominence and civil authority, hooked with prestige and political prowess can affect the mind. It was the belief of Nebuchadnezzar that he was ordained and sent of God and truly he was. At that time there was no kingdom like that of Babylon. He believing himself to be the supreme human specimen on planet earth and of the world made up an image of gold to be worshiped. It certainly could have been an image of himself as he was the head of gold in Daniel"s vision. Thinking himself to be in control, demanded all to fall down and worship him at the sound of the music and instruments appointed. In other words: dance to my tune and worship my image or I have a furnace hot and ready to burn you. Bow is my command or burn is the consequence. Three refused to bow that great and notable day and Nebuchadnezzar attempted to have them brought to him for negotiations. Certainly they will not want to burn as a consequence of not bowing. He recognized them as Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nago.Dan 3:14 do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Nope!
Dan 3:15-18
15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us because we keep his commandments! One of those commandments is:
Ex 20:3-5
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Does this make you mad dear king? That we refuse to leave the muzzle? Does this make you mad when we can not be negotiated into your compromise and imaginative worship? Does this make you mad that we love our muzzle and would not even give it up for our lives? Does this infuriate you because we still keep commandment? Enough for you to burn us into ashes? Sorry DJ play another number: we will not negotiate. Giving up the commandments of our God is Non Negotiable. There is no settlement in this matter. Play your tunes and mock our standards but we remain non negotiable.
We are not looking for your approval nor for a position through compromised negotiations. Go ahead now and use your persuasive powers to cast us into fire. The media, the air waves and the politicians that seem to be on your side. Who do we think we are standing up against such a myriad of prestigious nobles? But burn us because our mind is adamant and thoroughly set on this matter. We would rather keep the muzzle and die in the furnace than to bow to a lying image made by the hands of men and live without the approval and blessing of God.I don't think Nebuchadnezzar liked the muzzle. Let your confidence soar Neb, these are subordinates whom you promoted and do they dare keep the commandments of God opposed to yours? It seems we live in a world of people today who get mad at those who still choose to obey truth and the commandments of Jesus Christ and his Apostles.
Dan 3:19-20
19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.

When the three Hebrews survived the fire and those died who threw them in. When the King saw that the fire had been sufficiently affected so as not to burn nor harm those who kept the commandments of their God. He decided that he might re-negotiate. Now the Image he had set up didn't sparkle quite so much. The flames he thought would be the power of control didn't have quite the influence. Now what they had thought to have muzzled these boys was not any longer considered a muzzle. So is it with those who love God by keeping the muzzle of his commandments through the Apostles of Jesus Christ. One of these good ole days it will all be over and the flames of fire of God will not fail as those of Nebuchadnezzar! No!
What a muzzle, the muzzle that stays on is for the perfecting of my love toward God.Keepeth refers to keeping the muzzle on.
1 John 2:4-5
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Nebuchadnezzar: you were right! You were appointed of God! He set you up, knowing you would make an image of service to the creature and not the creator. He wanted to commend his servants and bolster his own commandments as there being none greater. That he was a God who would stand with those who refused to negotiate anything less than the integrity of keeping his commandments.
He set you up to show you the fire in all of it's fury could not be compared with the power of those who willingly desired to wear his muzzle. Who gladly stood and trusted in him.

Be careful Mr. or Mrs. Negotiator! Why? Because if nothing is facts. If nothing is solid and everything remains moveable and negotiable, you might begin to think TRUTH possible to change! If there is always an out without repercussion, Truth itself may take on the connotation of not really being truth.
If everything is negotiable then take a look a real negotiation:
GOD NEGOTIATES WITH CONSEQUENCES NOT WITH COMPROMISE
Be obedient and I assure you, you will eat the good of the land: what a negotiable term. Consequences not compromise.
To my attorney friend who thinks everything is negotiable, read this!
Isa 1:18-19
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

HOLINESS? WHERE IS THE LINE: OBEY THEM THAT HAVE THE RULE OVER YOU! God actually places men in office to carry his rule to the people of God. Sorry! Those who have a man of God without rule don't know where the line is, saddest of all they probably don't care.

I have heard the Word just like you!
A real preacher carries a Gospel that contains a muzzle! If no muzzle, possibly not the right Gospel
Oh! yes! Babylon has created more than the only Gospel but it perhaps creates the wrong image??
The true Gospel carries within it a commandment to be obeyed. He gives the Holy Ghost to them that obey him. Take a good look dear friend at the Gospel in Acts 2:38 It has two commandments and one promise.
Rom 10:14-16
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Last but not least!
As Abraham, as the three Hebrews so the Mighty God!
Jesus learned about obedience by the things he suffered as the result of being obedient to the commandments of God himself. Negotiations always go on in court. The judge is always looking for those who will reconcile and compromise with each other. So it was in the courts of Pilate. One who is keeping commandments attempting to overthrow the government, this Jesus an insurrectionist. Certainly Pilate is a negotiator. He wants to be just but he also wants the approval of the religious people, the Jews. I will interrogate him. Don't you realize that I have power to condemn or release? The politician is trapped in his politics, so he negotiates. You have no power: this is non negotiable.
John 19:10-12
10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.
Judas delivered him: Judas the one who knew to keep the commandments but turned against them thinking them possibly to be like a muzzle.
The negotiator finds no fault so he desiring to remain a just and good individual attempts to negotiate the release of the innocent. I find no fault in him. The crowd and religious leaders cry: crucify him.
He knew they had delivered him up for envy. He knew this man was not guilty as charged, so again he attempts to negotiate. He finds release loophole in their law. Release a killer who does not keep the commandments or The king who does?
John 18:31
31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:
We can't kill him so we want the negotiable negotiator to do it. The negotiator is in trouble. They won't allow him to be set free and they won't do they illicit deed of killing him, claiming there law won't allow it. Right those who are political negotiators find a way to circumvent the law. The had become so good at circumventing their own law that they could not recognize the one who was keeping it. Those who feel there is always another way lose the very idea of truth and what truth is. Truth is a person, the person is Jesus who keeps the commandments and claims victory over death. Keeping the commandments is what reveals truth. This is what Jesus came to bear witness of. If you love me that keeps the commandments then keep my commandments because you love what the commandments made me.
John 15:10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Well I could not negotiate a "confession of wrong doing" out of Jesus and I could not get your DJ's to sing another song. So take him, I find no fault in him. Let his blood be upon your heads. Yes! they cried because they were so sure of themselves and their political powers. Pilate your negotiation powers have finally caught up with you. Where do you go from here DJ? Pilate?
Jesus used consequences to negotiate our salvation. There will always be those who think themselves smarter than those who are considered by them muzzled. Hang on those of you that are muzzled, just wait until you see how great the plan of God is for those who keep his commandments.
Rev 14:11-12
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
All those who make light and mock rules and restrictions in religion are portrayed by Pilate and the religious mob that crucified the commandment maker and keeper. If you love me keep my commandments. Not the ten commandments but the commandments contained in the Gospel and the epistles of the new. To break his commandments is not negotiable. Only one portion of the check works, the one that has his signature, it is blood stained.
God Bless
Submitted by: Pastor Davidson

Monday, July 8, 2013

Joy Cometh in the Morning


 

Joy Cometh in the Morning 

          When God redirects a life, it often causes pain. We humans don’t enjoy being told we’ve headed off in the wrong direction, or that our idea is not God’s idea.
Isaiah 55:9 says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
 so are my ways higher than your ways”.
And if God’s redirection means we have to change a habit, we may experience trouble redesigning our lives.  We may even ask ourselves if God still loves us.  God reminds us that His anger at sin is only short-term. Like a loving parent, He plans to deal with the problem and move forward in love. Correction doesn’t last as long as a blessing.
Psalms 30:5 says, “For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life:
 weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”.
And though we may resist leaving our wrong-doing behind, or admitting our thoughts were not right, He insists on it because He’s looking out for our long-term good!
 We have a choice: we can keep going our own way or accept the changes God wants to make in our lives. In other words, we can stay stuck in our own unprofitable spot or learn a new way that will bring us blessings. Though we may suffer for a short time as we submit to God instead of resisting His Spirit, we will receive joy and a new lifestyle.
Philippians 1:21 says, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”.
 His lifestyle benefits are for eternity! Whether the suffering lasts for one dark night as we agonize over a problem, or clings on for years (because of the loss of someone dear),
we can be certain joy will follow.  
If we never see it on earth, we can count on rejoicing in eternity! 
 
Submitted by: Mary Orlando